18th Century Colored Engravings Depicting part of Raphaels Vatican Sea Creatures
18th Century Colored Engravings featuring segments of Raphael's Vatican Sea Creatures. These exquisite engravings are a part of the remarkable 83-plate compilation, showcasing architectural fresco studies derived from Raphael's visionary designs for Pope Leo X's Loggia – a captivating open-sided vaulted gallery within the Vatican. This collection, published as "Loggia di Rafaele nel Vaticano," presents a captivating series of architectural explorations, encompassing arches adorned with classical festoons and grotesque ornamentation, crowned by frescoes narrating biblical tales. Below these frescoed arches, you'll find hallways graced with frescoed pilasters, bearing similar ornate embellishments. Immerse yourself in the artistic grandeur of the Renaissance with these masterful engravings.